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The Ghosts of Wiscasset
Wiscasset, Maine


The town of Wiscasset is a quaint little place with a number of nice inns, stores and antique shops and makes the perfect place to visit... especially if you are interested in ghosts.

The Eastwind Restaurant is located on Main Street and plays host to, not only hungry customers every day, but to a ghost whom the employees call Mother Dana. The restaurant was originally a home, which was built in 1800 by Charles and Lydia Dana. No one is for sure if she really haunts the place or not, but the ghost certainly likes making herself known by turning cups and crockery upside down; moving chairs; unlatching doors; and even sometimes, smacking people on the back.

Located on High Street is the Marine Antique Shop, a place that is haunted by a contented spirit. A few years before, when the building housed a restaurant, customers and employees had to deal with a particularly annoying ghost and one who created havoc by throwing and moving chairs, tables and dinnerware. Once the antique shop moved in, the activity seemed to slow down and some have suggested that perhaps the spirit likes the quieter pace, and the older furnishings, in the building now.

Further up High Street is a place called the Musical Wonder House, a mechanical music box museum. This place is said to be haunted by an eerie young man in his early twenties. He has been seen sitting on a couch in the parlor, walking through the kitchen and lurking in the upstairs hallway. No one seems to know who he might be, but most believe he is probably a former resident of the place.

The Smith House is also located on High Street and it is believed to have been haunted for the last 75 years. Many who have visited the house claim to have seen an elderly lady rocking by the window here and they have also heard the sounds of children playing in the attic. The house was built in 1852 and most believe the old lady to by Lee Payson Smith, a descendant of former governor Samuel Smith.

Wiscasset is located on the Sheepscot River, just northeast of Brunswick and on the central coast of Maine.

Copyright 1998 by Troy Taylor

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